The Revolution Will Be Televised

Sun Nov 10, 10.25-10.55pm, BBC3

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A post-Occupy ‘Trigger Happy TV’? Mark Thomas minus the Dave Spart earnestness? Politicised pranksters Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein return for a second series tonight and, even if their stunts inevitably miss as often as they hit, it’s easy to give them the benefit of the doubt.

For a start, they usually pick good targets – a glance at a list of PR company Bell Pottinger’s recent clients suggests they’re deserving candidates for the kind of treatment they receive here – but also, there is so little current TV with a remotely subversive agenda.

If you suspect that keeping calm and carrying on has become shorthand for enduring – without complaint – any amount of shit being dumped on us by government, vested interests and high finance, this is for you. ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ isn’t subtle, but maybe it doesn’t need to be. Maybe it’s enough to know that someone’s still awake.


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